"Bob heard the cry, saw the danger, and had just time to struggle clear of the wreck and pass under her stern when the breaker burst upon them. Blinded, stunned, and breathless, he felt himself whirled helplessly hither and thither, while a load like that of a mountain seemed to rest upon him and press him down." * Clad in oilskins the hearty rescuers fought the lashing waves, seeing the few survivors of the wrecked ship huddled on the remaining boards, drenched by the freezing sea. For the poor survivors brought to shore, children among them, the rescue by the brave fisherman is only a foretaste of things to come . . . for some among them will face dire risks once again at sea -- at the hands of the desperate men of Albatross Island.